Confused about this one thing, with a 290 main queue and a 225 queue for everything else, why do I still get latency? Even if the 225 is saturated, there should be enough bandwidth where the main queue isn’t jammed no?
Or another way to put it, shouldn’t the queue only take into effect if the threshold is exceeded? I mean that literally and not literally, I don’t know how it technically works, but I would assume the queue would flow naturally, if I have 10 checkout lanes in a supermarket, and I have 8 people waiting, that shouldn’t cause a jam?
So, I think I found the source of my issue: my DNS setting.
I had shut off and uninstalled SquidGuard, Squid and Snort (in that order) and still had no luck. As soon as I changed my DNS settings to Google (for example), I no longer have any latency issues. Put back Squid and Snort and still no latency.
So, it looks like something with OpenDNS is causing my problem.
Off to try another DNS to see if it's still running ok.